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By David Cesarani

A cultural and highbrow icon of the 20 th century, Arthur Koestler commanded the world's cognizance while he laid naked the horrors of Soviet-style totalitarianism within the acclaimed novel, Darkness at midday. Now historian David Cesarani uses remarkable and unrestricted entry to Koestler's inner most papers -- in addition to KGB and FBI files newly on hand because the cave in of the Soviet Union -- to give along-awaited reevaluation of either the private and non-private man.Once a communist, Koestler led the highbrow counterattack that, in line with Cesarani, culminated within the fall of the Berlin Wall. additionally, his writings on technological know-how brought hundreds of thousands to progressive theories of evolution and the workings of the brain. yet at the back of his brilliance there has been a rumored darkish facet -- person who is punctiliously substantiated through Cesarani, who offers evidence of beatings and rapes, in addition to a whole account of Koestler's tragic twin suicide together with his 3rd spouse in 1983.With learn hailed as "impressively thorough, " the days (London), Cesarani "documents a disquieting bankruptcy of background and the luck of a made up our minds strain staff in British politics" (Sunday Telegraph). Arthur Koestler: The Homeless brain is the main entire -- and so much arguable -- biography of this highbrow titan of the 20 th century.

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